May 22-24, Rome GA. This three-day gathering is designed to equip and train those who would serve as future Site Managers at MNA Disaster Response recovery sites. Presbyteries and churches which minister in coastal regions, areas susceptible to large scale flooding, and/or long-track tornadoes should absolutely identify and send representatives to receive this specialized training. Individuals with available cycles and seeking greater involvement with this vital ministry should prayerfully consider attending. Our goal is to grow our cadre of site managers as this vital ministry expands. Click here for details.
“When I was incarcerated, I loved the holiday season. It was a time to publicly give thanks. It was a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth. It was a time of reflection and contemplation and a time of joy.
While it is hard being away from one’s family, the Holiday Season is still a wonderful time for the prisoner, for the same reasons it is wonderful for us out here: It’s all about God!”
Read the latest news from MNA Metanoia Prison Ministries in their November Metanoia Minute.
A break room is a quiet space where families with many types of disability can take a rest when the sensory demands of worship become overwhelming. They allow families a time of respite that allows them to then return to worship. MNA Engaging Disability With The Gospel has some helpful suggestions and guidelines for implementing a successful break room at your church. Click here to read more.
Connections and Conversations: A Gospel-Centered, Disability-focused Book Club for Families
Families living with disability often find it challenging to connect with others who really understand the impact of disability on everyday life. Join our new monthly book club, Connections and Conversations, for real encouragement alongside others who love and care for someone who has a disability. Click here
To many in your congregation, extra sounds are noise and movement may be distracting. To those with disabilities, the extra noise and movements are means of communication and ways of coping with the environment. But consider this: the extra noise and movements can actually be part of the unique ways they worship. Read more in the latest MNA Engaging Disability newsletter by clicking here.
MNA Online is a monthly e-newsletter with announcements and news from our ministries, as well as notices of upcoming events and updates on PCA church planters. You can read the latest issue here, where you will also find links to subscribe.
Every city and town in the United States is experiencing an influx of people from all around the world.How can we welcome and serve those that God has brought into our community? Through ESL (English as a Second Language) ministries. MNA offers a 12 hour training to get you started. You can either request a training at your church or check to see if there is one scheduled near you. Click here to learn more about MNA ESL Training.
Know someone who’s moving? Be sure to suggest they check out this list of new church plants around North America as they look for a new church home.
Want to start an ESL School as a ministry at your church but don’t know how to get started? MNA ESL Director Nancy Booher walks you through the basic steps and provides helpful tools, such as a promotional flier, starter kit, and budgeting advice. Click here to read more.